Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week announced they were extending their support for young teams taking part in this year’s regatta to 20 crews back in November. This support includes covering the entry fees, providing team sailing kit, as well as having the chance to compete for the prestigious Under 25 Trophy – unsurprisingly all 20 places are now fully subscribed.
East Cowes Marina have just signed their first two Aberdeen Asset Management Under-25 teams with a special berthing rate tailored to the slim wallets of the Under-25 teams. These teams usually consist of university students and youngsters just starting out in first jobs but keen to compete in Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.
East Cowes Marina were quick to offer a discounted rate for those Under-25s racing in the regatta under Aberdeen’s popular scheme, making the overall package for these crews even more attractive.
Southampton University OTC teams Artificer and Officer Cadet will be joining East Cowes Marina for the week at an amazing 50% discount on the marina’s very popular new racer rate. This actually makes the rate even cheaper than the usual midweek berthing rate so is a bargain!
Rachel Hibberd, Assistant Marina Manager at East Cowes and a keen Sonata sailor explains the thought-process behind these exceptional rates “We see offering special berthing rates for these youth teams as a way of supporting youth sailing and encouraging the next generation of boat owners. It would be easy for us to sell these berths at the full Cowes Week rate, but we wanted to do our bit. The take-up rate has been great so far, with both our racer rate and the Under-25 special and we hope this bodes well for a bumper Cowes Week this summer.”